This week is going to be a little nutso in my world. Alan will be in OH for business the next 3 days and so I'll be holding down the fort on my own. I am hoping the kids will be manageable and that I am able to keep sane. The weather should cooperate, meaning we'll be able to get out and go outside and that will be my lifesaver.
I'm starting my list of things to pack. We'll be gone for 10 days and I'm packing for myself, Henry and Lucy. We're flying from STL to RDU, staying in Raleigh with friends for 3 nights and then taking the train from Raleigh to Charlotte and spending the thanksgiving holiday with my in laws. It is going to be so great to see our friends in Raleigh! I had such a tight knit group of friends there and I miss that the most living here in Saint Louis. I'm also really looking forward to spending a good amount of time with my in laws in Charlotte.
And can I just tell you how excited I am to take the Amtrak from Raleigh to Charlotte?!? I LOVE TRAINS. The first time we took the train I was beside myself. I know, so nerdy, right?? But I really am super stoked to share the experience with Henry because he shares my enthusiasm.
Traveling with the babies doesn't make me too nervous because I traveled a lot with Hank when he was Lucy's age so I *think* I know what to expect from her. Now that Henry is a toddler I think he'll enjoy the plane ride and walking around the airport. I'm not sure. We'll see. Alan will be in charge of him and that'll work out well for me.
You know I'll document the trip with pictures and words.
Wish me luck the next few days!